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A week long workshop programme at Brewery Arts Kendal with imitating the dog learning about all aspects of video mapping.

Apply for the workshops now!


LED BY: imitating the dog

WHEN: Mon 2 – Fri 6 September 2019

WHERE: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, LA9 4HE


Participants will be learning the basics of imitating the dog’s approach to sited video mapping work, from storyboarding, through basic animation and video mapping techniques. Together, during the week, we’ll be making a short piece of work to be shown indoors on a model and using software such as After Effects, Photoshop, Isadora and QLab.


Mon 2 – Thur 5 Sept 10am – 4pm

The group will work with imitating the dog video artists to learn about storytelling through video mapping, learning techniques and putting them into practice to create a piece of work together

Fri 6 Sept  1pm – late

2pm – 4pm Workshop and Q&A: ‘Taking your Work to Festivals’. This session will cover how to look for programming opportunities and will debunk myths around the commissioning process, including top tips from festival producers.

4pm – 5pm Site visit to imitating the dog installation for Lakes Alive, at Abbot Hall Gallery

Evening – Lakes Alive Festival


This workshop week is ideal for students, early-career artists / designers and practising artists looking at expanding their practice into video mapping. A basic understanding of some of the software applications mentioned above would be useful but not essential.

We encourage applications from people from Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire and surrounding areas.



Complete the short, simple application questionnaire here at the link above before 10am on Monday 22 July.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 26 July.


The workshop is FREE but numbers are strictly limited. All places must be confirmed in advance.



Check out the FAQ below

Still got questions? Email thedog@imitatingthedog.co.uk



Great Place: Lakes and Dales

imitating the dog

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal



Q: Do I need to come every day?

A: Yes, attendance is expected every day, although the Friday is optional


Q: How many places are there?

A: The maximum number of participants is 10


Q: Why do I have to apply?

A: Places are free but limited and this is a rare opportunity, so we want to make sure that attendees get the most out of it. Applications will be assessed by a small team from imitating the dog


Q: Where are the workshops taking place?

A: At the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Here’s some info about getting there https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/visit/getting-here/


Q: Is the space accessible?

A: Yes. More about accessibility can be read here https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/visit/access/information/


Q: Can I park there?

A: Yes. Here’s the info on parking https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/visit/access/information/


Q:  Is accommodation provided?

A: No. Attendance at the workshop week is free, thanks to funding via Great Place Lakes and Dales and the kind support of our partners, but we can’t help towards travel or accommodation costs.


Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: all equipment is provided.


Q: What about lunch?

A: We can’t provide lunch. You can bring a packed lunch, or there are plenty of local shops, cafes etc